Discover the E5 Alpine Crossing
The E5 passes through Germany, Austria and Italy and is one of Europe's finest alpine hikes. As you make your way south through the mountains, watch as the landscape changes from high alpine terrain with peaks over 3,000m to the warmer climate of Meran, where palm trees welcome you. The hike covers 10,000m of ascent spread over 180 kilometres, taking you through the Allgäu, Lechtal and the Ötztal Alps. Admire jagged, snow-covered peaks, expansive alpine meadows bursting with wildflowers and deep-turquoise lakes as they accompany you on this epic trek.
Since 2012, Macs Adventure has been offering self-guided trips in the region with our German sister company's help. Our knowledgeable team is waiting to answer any questions you may have, and some have their own experiences of walking along the E5. All you have to do is choose which version of the tour is for you.
You can walk the E5 Extended, a longer itinerary that has you spending more nights in alpine huts or embark on the Classic E5, which is ideal for those who don’t want to sacrifice comfort and enjoy hiking away from the crowds.